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Shank_ali

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« on: July 01, 2011, 00:57 »
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I continue to average 50 sales a week.June was my 3rd best month in 2011 and when the PP payments are added it should be $1000 banked.
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« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 02:30 by shank_ali_reborn »


« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2011, 01:08 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)

« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2011, 01:15 »
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Worst IS month since January 2009.

OTOH Shutterstock made me a BME
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 01:31 by Perry »

lagereek

« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2011, 01:56 »
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June has been pretty good but its certainly not because of some price-filter or whatever, its the same files selling all the time anyway.

ShadySue

« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2011, 04:03 »
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BMY at iStock by a considerable amount, in both $$ and dls. Better than June 2010 for $$ and dls; and better for $$ than all months in 2010 except November.
Strange, I 'slumped' really badly from 24th - 29th, then yesterday was my BDY for $$.
Two months in a row without ELs, which is very unusual for me.
Lest anyone suspect I'm in danger of becoming a woo-yay-er, I'm perfectly aware that I'm below my previously-expected commission rate.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 07:04 by ShadySue »

lagereek

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2011, 04:56 »
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Members that are Exclusivly bound to IS, reporting BME, etc, well, great but then again if I was Exclusive, thats what i would expect, especially nowdays when all independants are being strangled.
For an Exclusive at IS today, its a walk in the park and a BME, or whatever doesnt say very much.

What does say a lot, it that my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount, thanks to the IS mess around with independants.

« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2011, 05:25 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)

What would be a fair sum in your opinion for that amount of images being independent? I am asking this seriously, although I see it in the low range of what that port should do being exclusive, between 1,5 or 2 times more would be what Id expect, I dont see it that bad. Could just be a bad month  :)

I had a BME for $$ due to 6 ELs and second BME for DLs behind last month, -10%. Pretty solid.

« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 05:30 »
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Don't we have a thread for this over there?

ShadySue

« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 05:33 »
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Don't we have a thread for this over there?
Some of us can't post there.

« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 05:48 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)

What would be a fair sum in your opinion for that amount of images being independent? I am asking this seriously, although I see it in the low range of what that port should do being exclusive, between 1,5 or 2 times more would be what Id expect, I dont see it that bad. Could just be a bad month  :)

I had a BME for $$ due to 6 ELs and second BME for DLs behind last month, -10%. Pretty solid.
I would want at least $1 per image per month for the risk of using only one site.  I can accept less than that being independent because other sites accept and sell images that istock reject.  They are more picky now but each site still accepts things that istock wont.  So if you have 1800 images with istock, it should of been possible to get more on the other sites and make at least $1,500 to $2,000 a month without having to risk having all your eggs in one basket.

I don't think exclusives should switch now though.  The other sites reject much more than they used to and they generally seem to sell older images better than new ones.

« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 05:51 »
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Don't we have a thread for this over there?
Some of us can't post there.

Oh, yeah, I guess.

« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 05:56 »
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Very satisfied with June earnings.

Up just a few dollars over May, but considering June had 30 days vs. May's 31, that's pretty good.

Up nearly 100% vs. May 2010.  (Started doing microstock in 2008.)

« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 05:58 »
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What does say a lot, it that my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount, thanks to the IS mess around with independants.

Do you mean you did nearly 5 figures at SS in June, or is that YTD?

« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 06:06 »
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Exclusives at IS.
1,570$ with 470 downloads (no EL's)
6th BME in a row for us.
Up ~31% from last month, up 1,132% from 06/10
The big jump in revenue is mainly because we hit the 30% RC's mark (still waiting for the money though)
Over 2,500 pictures.

Looking forward to getting to the 35% mark in a few months (the 40% is years away...)

lagereek

« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 06:09 »
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What does say a lot, it that my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount, thanks to the IS mess around with independants.

Do you mean you did nearly 5 figures at SS in June, or is that YTD?

YTD ?  whats that, computer language?  I dont want to give away too much but lets put it this way. In my six years in Micro, I have never seen such a skyrocketting of sales at SS and DT, since almost the very date of IS, throwing independant files right at the back.
Its just too much of coincidence.
Yet! as an independant, Im doing pretty well at IS, might be down about 30% from earlier but still good.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 06:12 by lagereek »

« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2011, 06:22 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)

What would be a fair sum in your opinion for that amount of images being independent? I am asking this seriously, although I see it in the low range of what that port should do being exclusive, between 1,5 or 2 times more would be what I'd expect, I don't see it that bad. Could just be a bad month  :)

I had a BME for $$ due to 6 ELs and second BME for DLs behind last month, -10%. Pretty solid.
I would want at least $1 per image per month for the risk of using only one site.  I can accept less than that being independent because other sites accept and sell images that istock reject. They are more picky now but each site still accepts things that istock wont.  So if you have 1800 images with istock, it should of been possible to get more on the other sites and make at least $1,500 to $2,000 a month without having to risk having all your eggs in one basket.

I don't think exclusives should switch now though. The other sites reject much more than they used to and they generally seem to sell older images better than new ones.
OK, thanks, that's more or less what I had in mind, those 1,5 or 2 times more that I wrote, and also what I see happenning in ports with little or no V&A.

Well, I think other sites rejecting stuff is normal, the collections are already very big, although it would make more sense to me to start deactivating old stuff that doesn't sell. And for ex-exclusives uploading their ports to other sites I see it also pretty normal, I think istock itself would reject most of my old files if uploaded right now. At least i wouldn't even try to upload them  ;D

« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 06:27 »
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What does say a lot, it that my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount, thanks to the IS mess around with independants.

Do you mean you did nearly 5 figures at SS in June, or is that YTD?

YTD ?  whats that, computer language?  I dont want to give away too much but lets put it this way. In my six years in Micro, I have never seen such a skyrocketting of sales at SS and DT, since almost the very date of IS, throwing independant files right at the back.
Its just too much of coincidence.
Yet! as an independant, Im doing pretty well at IS, might be down about 30% from earlier but still good.

Finance language actually.
YTD = Year-To-Date

Slovenian

« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 08:23 »
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double post
« Last Edit: July 01, 2011, 08:32 by Slovenian »

Slovenian

« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2011, 08:24 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)

Me too. I'm getting half of that with less than 400 images on SS (I earn 2/3 over here) and IS (almost 30 DLs/week). Now that I started to UL to DT and FT again and started fresh at 123RF, it should be a few times more when I'll get to 1844 ;) (another 2 years I reckon)

Slovenian

« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2011, 08:27 »
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Two months in a row without ELs, which is very unusual for me.

Same here, not that it's unusual since I'm only a year in this game, but I got 'em every month this year (Jan-Apr)

« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2011, 08:42 »
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What does say a lot, it that my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount, thanks to the IS mess around with independants.

Do you mean you did nearly 5 figures at SS in June, or is that YTD?

YTD ?  whats that, computer language?  I dont want to give away too much but lets put it this way. In my six years in Micro, I have never seen such a skyrocketting of sales at SS and DT, since almost the very date of IS, throwing independant files right at the back.
Its just too much of coincidence.
Yet! as an independant, Im doing pretty well at IS, might be down about 30% from earlier but still good.

As someone else pointed out, YTD is Year To Date.

I still don't understand what you're saying, aside from SS being up for you.  Still wondering what you meant by "my earnings from say SS, is going into a 5-figured amount."  It sounds like either your year-to-date earnings at SS are approaching $10,000 or that your monthly earnings at SS are approaching $10,000.  Is this what you meant?

« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2011, 08:47 »
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Bloody, bloody awful and to wheep for at istock; downloads are down to 1/4th of what they were last year:

Very solid month though on DT and especially SS.

« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2011, 08:54 »
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iStock down by a third from last year, Dreamstime posts a BME, beating iStock for the first time ever in my 5 years of stock, 123RF suddenly comes to life with their BME for me. Very odd month, other than SS usually strong and stable performance.

Shank_ali

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« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2011, 10:54 »
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$1000 from 1844 images makes me happy to be independent :)
It's pocket money from my hobby.I have neither the time or the notion to upload to a variety of microstock sites chasing money that is guaranteed from my day job !

« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2011, 10:56 »
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is this a earnings topic for IS exclusives?

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